Grambling State vs Bethune-Cookman Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/8/23
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (11-19) vs. Grambling State Tigers (22-8)
March 8, 2023 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Grambling State Tigers -10.5 / Bethune-Cookman Wildcats +10.5; Over/Under: +135
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The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and Grambling Tigers meet Wednesday in the college basketball SWAC Tournament Quarterfinal at the Bartow Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats are averaging 67.7 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 74.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Zion Harmon is averaging 13.8 points and 2 rebounds, while Marcus Garrett is averaging 13.6 points and 2.8 assists. Kevin Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Dhashon Dyson is dishing 0.8 assists. The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.5 rebounds per game.
The Grambling Tigers are averaging 68.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 61.7 points on 38.3 percent shooting. Cameron Christon is averaging 12.9 points and 5.6 rebounds, while Carte’Are Gordon is averaging 12.7 points and 7 rebounds. Shawndarius Cowart is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Lewis is grabbing 0.3 rebounds. The Grambling Tigers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 64.2 percent from the free throw line. The Grambling Tigers are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game.
The Wildcats are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Tigers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Wildcats last 5 neutral site games. The under is 8-2 in Tigers last 10 overall.
The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats are playing improved ball lately and covering numbers left and right, but that’s not saying much for a team that loses by an average of 6.9 points on the year and 12.9 points as an underdog. Grambling beat up on Bethune-Cookman twice this year and wins in the favorite role by an average of 12.9 points. Improvement or not, Bethune-Cookman isn’t a good team. I’ll lay the chalk.